Pirate Faction Cruisers

Many of the non-empire factions manufacture their own upgraded cruiser, often largely based on one of the regular empire cruisers. While they are available to Alpha players, they are expensive to manufacture, and each require two faction cruiser skills to be trained.

Pirate faction cruisers are a good choice for more experienced pilots who have already learned how to run combat sites. For pilots who have trained all the relevant skills to their maximum, they tend to dominate high-security combat sites.

This page lists the seven pirate faction cruisers, providing information on their slot layout and bonuses. Throughout the summer of 2024, fits will become available alongside the companion video series.

  • Cynabal - Coming June 22
  • Phantasm - Coming June 29
  • Stratios - Coming July 6
  • Gila - Coming Late Summer
  • Orthrus - Coming Late Summer
  • Ashimmu - Coming Late Summer
  • Vigilant - Coming Late Summer
The introductory video is planned for release on June 15, 2024.

Base Ship Attributes

Ship Name Shield HP Armor HP Structure HP CPU Power Grid Drone Bay Drone Bandwidth Capacitor Targeting Range Velocity
Ashimmu 2,290 2,950 2,325 350 1,300 40 40 1,850 55.0 208
Cynabal 2,330 2,300 2,065 335 980 50 50 1,415 47.0 263
Gila 3,200 2,200 2,490 380 670 100 20 1,400 58.0 195
Orthrus 2,950 2,280 2,100 460 800 25 25 1,550 50.0 230
Phantasm 2,700 2,175 2,065 380 890 15 15 1,800 59.0 228
Stratios 1,950 2,400 2,450 400 920 400 100 1,700 55.0 182
Vigilant 2,175 2,500 2,625 360 1,050 50 50 1,545 49.0 242

Ashimmu

Ashimmu Fitting Window

Designed by the Blood Raiders, the Ashimmu's ability to drain an enemy ship's capacitor while holding them in place allows it to effectively paralyze its enemies. When fit for PvE, the Ashimmu provides a strong medium energy turret platform, capacitor, and armor tank.

The Ashimmu PvE video guide will be coming later in the summer of 2024...

  • Slot Layout: 5 High-Power (3 Turrets), 4 Mid-Power, 6 Low-Power
  • Minmatar Cruisers: 20% bonus to Stasis Webifier range
  • Amarr Cruisers: 15% bonus to Energy Nosferatu and Energy Neutralizer drain amount
  • Role Bonus: 100% bonus to Medium Energy Turret damage

Cynabal

Cynabal Fitting Window

Designed by the Angel Cartel, the Cynabal provides the ultimate medium projectile turret platform, with strong navigation attributes. With an even slot layout, and near-equal shield and armor hit points, the Cynabal can be fit in a variety of ways.

The Cynbal PvE video guide is planned for release on June 22, 2024.

  • Slot Layout: 5 High-Power (4 Turrets), 5 Mid-Power, 5 Low-Power
  • Gallente Cruisers: 10% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret falloff
  • Minmatar Cruisers: 10% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret damage
  • Role Bonus: 25% bonus to Medium Energy Turret rate of fire, 25% bonus to warp speed and acceleration

Gila

Gila Fitting Window

Designed by the Guristas, the Gila's strong medium drone bonuses and missile bonuses combine with a strong shield layer to provide one of the tankiest cruisers available.

The Gila PvE video guide will be coming later in the summer of 2024...

  • Slot Layout: 5 High-Power (4 Launchers), 6 Mid-Power, 3 Low-Power
  • Gallente Cruisers: 10% bonus to kinetic and thermal missile damage
  • Caldari Cruisers: 4% bonus to shield resistances
  • Role Bonus: 500% bonus to Medium Combat Drone damage, 250% bonus to Medium Combat Drone hit points

Orthrus

Orthrus Fitting Window

Designed by the Mordu's Legion, the Orthrus provides the ultimate missile sniping platform, with an extreme range bonus on warp scramblers and disruptors. When fit for PvE, the Orthrus dominates D.E.D. combat sites.

The Orthrus PvE video guide will be coming later in the summer of 2024...

  • Slot Layout: 6 High-Power (5 Launchers), 5 Mid-Power, 4 Low-Power
  • Gallente Cruisers: 10% bonus to Warp Scrambler and Disruptor maximum range
  • Caldari Cruisers: 15% bonus to missile damage
  • Role Bonus: 200% bonus to missile velocity, 50% penalty to missile flight time

Phantasm

Phantasm Fitting Window

Designed by the Sansha's Nation, the Phantasm provides the ultimate Medium Energy Turret platform, with a strong afterburner velocity bonus. Its slot layout allows it to fit either a shield or armor tank.

The Phantasm PvE video guide is planned for release on June 29, 2024.

  • Slot Layout: 4 High-Power (3 Turret), 6 Mid-Power, 5 Low-Power
  • Caldari Cruisers: 20% bonus to Afterburner velocity bonus
  • Amarr Cruisers: 7.5% bonus to Medium Energy Turret tracking speed
  • Role Bonus: 150% bonus to Medium Energy Turret damage

Stratios

Stratios Fitting Window

Designed by the Sisters of EVE, the Stratios provides the ultimate all-in-one exploration experience. Its deep drone bay, extra armor resistances, and range bonus for Medium Energy Turrets make it competitive in combat. Meanwhile, its ability to fit covert cloaking devices, along with its bonuses to probe strength and analyzer virus strength, allow it to successfully navigate dangerous space on its way to hacking sites.

The Stratios PvE video guide is planned for release on July 6, 2024.

  • Slot Layout: 5 High-Power (4 Turret), 5 Mid-Power, 5 Low-Power
  • Gallente Cruisers: 10% bonus to Drone hit points and damage
  • Amarr Cruisers: 4% bonus to armor resistances
  • Role Bonus: 50% bonus to Medium Energy Turret optimal range, 37.5% bonus to scanner probe strength, +10 bonus to Relic and Data Analyzer virus strength

Vigilant

Vigilant Fitting Window

Designed by the Guardian Angels, the Vigilant provides the ultimate Medium Hybrid Turret platform. When fit for PvE, its slot layout favors an armor tank, but it can wield a surprisingly strong active shield tank as well.

The Vigilant PvE video guide will be coming later in the summer of 2024...

  • Slot Layout: 5 High-Power (5 Turrets), 4 Mid-Power, 6 Low-Power
  • Gallente Cruisers: 10% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret falloff
  • Minmatar Cruisers: 10% bonus to Stasis Webifier effectiveness
  • Role Bonus: 75% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret damage